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Who is the Best fit for the New York Knicks’ Head Coach Vacancy?

The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher on Monday after a 40-96 during his nearly one-and-a-half seasons with the team. The move came as a bit of an abrupt surprise to many as Fisher has a very personal history with team president Phil Jackson. Jackson and Fisher enjoyed a coaching-point guard relationship, respectively, with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999-2004 and 2007...
Via The Sports Journal
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the New York Knicks need new leadership?

The New York Knicks’ president Phil Jackson fired Derek Fisher as the head coach on Monday. The assistant head coach Kurt Rambis has been named interim head coach. Rambis is the 27th head coach and fourth since 2011, which is a reflection of their losing record. The franchise has not seen a championship since the 1973 NBA Finals when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers. The 1998...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Giving Kurt Rambis 'Chance To Win' Knicks' Job

Kurt Rambis is serving as interim head coach of the New York Knicks after Derek Fisher was fired. Rambis has another shot after failing as a head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I do think Phil Jackson wants Kurt Rambis to be successful. I think he wants the Knicks to have a good second half so he can give Rambis the job," said Windhorst. "(Rambis is) going to have to accomplish...
Via RealGM
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks should dump the triangle

To begin, the triangle offense is incredibly effective when operated properly. However, the man who ran the offense impeccably is no longer interested in coaching. With that said, Phil Jackson, unless interested in stepping down to the bench, should consider dumping the triangle offense when interviewing coaching prospects this summer. There’s too many options on the market to...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Knicks May Have Improved But They Are Still A Mess

The New York Knicks may be improved over last year, the won-loss record says so, but they are still a mess after firing head coach Derek Fisher. If the move to interim coach Kurt Rambis doesn’t get the Knicks that final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, Phil Jackson may be the one out of job come June.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA rumors: Brian Shaw 'intrigued' by Knicks coaching job, report says

Brian Shaw, a former player under Phil Jackson, is reportedly intrigued by the Knicks coaching job if it opens up this summer. Watch video If Kurt Rambis isn't the long-term coaching answer in New York, another Phil Jackson protege is 'intrigued' by the possibility of taking over the Knicks.  Brian Shaw, the former Lakers point...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Joining Knicks More Likely With Hiring Of Certain Coach?

Choose wisely, Phil Jackson. The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher earlier this week and named Kurt Rambis their interim head coach. Several intriguing names with head coaching experience are available, though, and Jackson’s decision ultimately could influence the Knicks’ chances of landing a star player this offseason. Kevin Durant is set to become a free agent after...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks have better chance at Durant if they hire Scott Brooks

The Knicks fired Derek Fisher as head coach this week, and Kurt Rambis will have a good chance at earning the role moving forward thanks to his long-time relationship with Phil Jackson, and his willingness to run the triangle offense.But there are other factors in play which may make other candidates more desirable.New York needs to build a strong foundation in order for free agents...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wall, Wizards Ruin Rambis’ Knicks Debut

NEW YORK — The Wizards put the New York Knicks in the same kind of hole under Kurt Rambis they kept falling into under Derek Fisher. John Wall had 28 points and tied his career high with 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 26 points on 8-for-14 shooting, and the Wizards beat New York 111-108 on Tuesday night in the Knicks’ first game under Rambis. Wall made four free throws in the...
Via CBS DC
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Porzingis' big quarter, Knicks lose in Kurt Rambis' debut

NEW YORKThe Washington Wizards put the New York Knicks in the same kind of hole under Kurt Rambis they kept falling into under Derek Fisher.John Wall had 28 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 26, and the Wizards beat New York 111-108 on Tuesday night in the Knicks' first game under Rambis.Wall made four free throws in the final 6.6 seconds and the Wizards handed the Knicks...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wall, Wizards ruin Rambis' Knicks debut with 111-108 win

NEW YORK (AP) John Wall had 28 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 26, and the Washington Wizards beat New York 111-108 on Tuesday night in the Knicks' first game under Kurt Rambis. Wall made four free throws in the final 6.6 seconds and the Wizards held on when Langston Galloway's 3-pointer at the buzzer was just short. Carmelo Anthony had 33 points and 13 rebounds, but...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher released a statement about the Knicks

Derek Fisher's reign as Knicks coach ended Monday morning after an unsuccessful year and a half. Fisher leaves New York with a 40-96 career record and no major moments to salvage. But he still showed some gratitude toward his mentor Phil Jackson, Knicks owner James Dolan and the Knicks organization in a prepared statement he tweeted out Tuesday:The Knicks are just 23-31 on the season...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Rambis basically called the Knicks a bunch of ball hogs

It didn't take Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis much time to give his real thoughts on the roster he took over Monday when the team fired Derek Fisher and put him in charge. During the pregame presser before Tuesday's Knicks-Wizards game at Madison Square Garden, Rambis constantly hit home one point: connectivity. The Knicks, in his mind, hadn't been connected enough, especially...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson posts interesting message the day after Derek Fisher firing

Derek Fisher was relieved of his duties as the head coach of the New York Knicks on Monday after leading the team to a 23-31 record in his second season following an embarrassing 17-65 first year with the team. On Tuesday afternoon, Knicks president Phil Jackson posted the following tweet containing a message that was interesting, and confusing, to say the least. I am sad...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top New York Knicks coaching candidates

On Monday afternoon, the Derek Fisher experiment in New York came to an end after going 40-96 through a season-and-a-half as the Knicks’ head coach. Kurt Rambis has been pegged as the interim head coach, and will remain in position for the rest of the season. That being said, there is still the need for a head coach of the Knicks, and there are a number of candidates out there...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST: - DENVER - Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to flood downtown in a sea of orange and blue to celebrate the Broncos' first Super Bowl title in 17 years. Parade starts 2 p.m. - ESPN, which drives Disney's profit engine, is facing a big challenge...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks will 'have a real chance' at landing Westbrook in 2017

The Knicks fired Derek Fisher on Monday after losing nine out of 10, and interim head coach Kurt Rambis has been tasked with taking the team to the playoffs.Thanks to his longtime relationship with Phil Jackson, Rambis will have a strong chance of retaining the position on a long-term basis. But it's worth wondering whether or not New York should try to make more of a splash with...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson could return to the Lakers

Phil Jackson has been in New York for going on two years, and though he has built a roster that's far better than the one he had a season ago, he hasn't improved the team all that much since he arrived in the city.The Knicks finished 37-45 during Jackson's first season in New York, though he only arrived at the end of that year. Now, they're 23-31, losers of nine of their past 10—and...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Fire Derek Fisher

By Michael Weber. Hopefully Derek Fisher will look back on his tenure as head coach of the New York Knicks as a valuable learning experience, because it certainly won’t be remembered for its successes.  Two-thirds of the way through his second season, Fisher was given his walking papers yesterday.  The Knicks dropped their 5th straight game the night before, and nine of their...
Via Beyond The Spread
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday's Sports in Brief

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Derek Fisher was fired as New York Knicks coach, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Associate head coach Kurt Rambis was promoted to interim head coach at least through the rest of the season. Rambis, like Fisher an ex-Laker player, went 56-145 in two seasons as Minnesota's coach...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Implications of Firing Derek Fisher

This morning, the New York Knicks announced that they had fired coach Derek Fisher after less than one and half years with the team. To be fair to the Knicks, Fisher’s time with the team hadn’t exactly been pretty. Last season, he led the Knicks to a franchise-worst 17-65 that finished last in the Eastern Conference and next to last in the NBA as a whole. This season brought...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards-Knicks Preview

(AP) - Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else. Fisher was fired Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race. ''It's time for us to make a change, turn this team around...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis gets interim job

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else. Fisher was fired Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race. ''It's time for us to make a change, turn...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rambis, for one big reason, goes where Fisher wouldn't: Playoffs count

Introduced as the New York Knicks' interim head coach after Derek Fisher was fired Monday, Kurt Rambis immediately went where Fisher wouldn't: The playoffs.Playoffs?!After losing nine of their last 10 games, maybe the playoffs seem like a pipe dream heading into All-Star Weekend. But the Knicks are still only five games behind eighth-place Detroit, with Orlando, Washington and Charlotte...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks making a bad situation worse by turning to Kurt Rambis to coach

The New York Knicks have lost nine of their last 10 games and are five games back of a playoff spot in the unpredictable Eastern Conference. But on Monday, they fired Derek Fisher as head coach, a surprising move that isn't necessarily right or wrong. What is wrong, definitively, is replacing him with Kurt Rambis.It's only on an interim basis, but with 28 games left in a season...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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